RIYL: Neon Indian, Toro Y Moi, Wild Nothing
Label: Stones Throw
Unquestionably one of the forefathers of chillwave (or whatever other name you call it), Ernest Greene’s Washed Out project has endured through the genre’s rise and fall. ¬†While Chaz Bundick’s Toro Y Moi has evolved into funk, soul and indie rock influences and Alan Palomo’s Neon Indian has morphed into¬†electronic pop, Greene has stayed relatively close to his chill roots over the years. ¬†Mister Mellow, however, has shown a sharp evolution into Avalanches-inspired psychedelic hip hop and disco beats. ¬†His chilled-out foundation is still firmly intact, but this is undoubtedly a new and exciting detour for Washed Out, more of an aural collage than a concept album.
Stones Throw has a mustard-colored variant that you can grab HERE, but no pressing quantity has been revealed. ¬†Rough Trade’s variant, while expensive, probably won’t be around for very long due to the rarity and Washed Out’s large following. ¬†Grab the Rough Trade version after the ‘buy’ link and listen to the entire album on Spotify below. ¬†Stay chill, friends.
Rough Trade Exclusive. 300 Copies on Clear Vinyl with Yellow Blob.
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